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Mrs. Forbes from Orlando FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading and Rocking Beyond the Class!

Help me give my students magical learning centers that are able to be transported between home and school: inclusive of targeted math and reading games, journals to communicate with home, glue sticks, crayons, & flexible seating :)

  • $1,974 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are one-of-a-kind as they enter the classroom daily with minimal resources and guidance. They try and perform their best without weighing in on negative conditions that alter their performance. They are from a surrounding neighborhood plagued with poverty and cyclical oppression. 21st century materials is what we are trying to acquire, which will completely enhance my classroom instruction and student results. The wobble chairs will especially help some of my students who struggle with conditions that cause constant movement. They will be better able to complete independent work and writing tasks at their seat while still having the ability to wiggle, fidget, rock as well as move around.

No teacher should have to do "without" and unfortunately our scholars are more consumed with where they are going to sleep for the night and whether or not they are going to be fed.

I believe in the power of home to school connections and I want to be able to send home basic crayons and glue sticks for their journals to be used as a form of therapy.

My Project

Many of my students suffer from homelessness and are quite transient throughout the school year. This makes learning a struggle for them on a day-to-day basis. My students need tools that help promote their learning as emergent readers. This year, we are building a stronger reading foundation for all homeless students which encompasses a majority of our classroom population! The reading materials will help me implement more "learning on the go" as basic foundational skills, comprehension, and fluency activities aren't currently able to be completed at home due to a lack of access. Now, we will be able to target specific skills to be reinforced at home as students are able to indulge in portable magical learning.

The flexible seating will help to diminish impulsive behaviors as they are able to focus and move while learning.

They will be able to excel instead of focusing on hardships at home.

The instant math games correlate perfectly with our state standards and help foster numeral vs number concepts, patterns, comparing numbers, and recognizing shapes. My families may now access materials to be checked out without having to spend endless repeated hours on creating. Headphones can now be paired with technology to use in the comforts of their home to reinforce concepts.

Ever since our school has opened, we have been receiving displaced students from surrounding coalitions due to financial hardships. I want to provide the best possible learning environment where inquiry-based projects are posed, so that they can dream and hope for a better future.

All of the cross-curricular materials will help aide in promoting the concept of "grab and go" to our homeless students who need it the most!

Mrs. Forbes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT280X - Early Math Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
TT830X - Language Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
EE820X - Phonemic Awareness Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
TT380 - Calendar Math Activity Program • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Crayola BIN8038 Crayon Classpack, Large Size, 8 Colors, 400 Count • Amazon Business $46.56 2 $93.12
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Yellow - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
RR630 - Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
LilGadgets Connect+ Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Green) • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Connect+ Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children - Blue • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Teacher Created Resources 76543 Smart Start 42737 Story Paper: 360 sheets • Amazon Business $20.32 3 $60.96
TT730X - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD925 - All About Letters Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $40.98 1 $40.98
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 2 $31.38
HH404 - Magnetic Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

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